River Inn of Harbor Town

Memphis, Tennessee

The hotel

There’s definitely a European ambience to this AAA 4 diamond award winning hotel with its pine floors, 1800s fireplace, small libraries and sitting areas. You’ll be greeted with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne on arrival, showcasing some of that famous southern charm, and then shown to your very comfortable room, complete with 4-poster bed and walnut armoire! Once you’ve settled in, explore the delights the River Inn has to offer, including a fantastic rooftop terrace with stunning views of the Mississippi River. There are 3 dining options, Paulette's offering gourmet American cuisine with a French twist and fine wines overseen by an award-winning sommelier and the Terrace bar and restaurant serving small plates and hand crafted cocktails. For something more casual, head to Tug’s for a good range of comfort fare, including juicy hamburgers and gumbos packed with seafood. It also boasts a ‘place to meet’ bar, great for passing the time and perhaps picking up a few city tips with fellow guests and locals. At night, a complimentary glass of Port and chocolate truffles await you in your room, the perfect end to a perfect day!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated in the Harbor Town neighbourhood of Memphis, across from Greenbelt Park along the Mississippi River. The downtown trolley for exploring is one mile away with world-famous Beale Street a distance of 2 miles.

Hotel information

28 rooms on 4 floors in 2 buildings. All with 4-poster beds, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Complimentary Port wine and chocolate truffles are served at turn-down. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Most rooms have Mississippi River views.

Deluxe Rooms are larger with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Superior Rooms are mostly corner rooms with Mississippi River views, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Full American breakfast is included and served every morning at Paulette's (7:00am-10:00am). Paulette's Restaurant (fine dining). Tug’s Grill. The Terrace Bistro and bar, overlooking the Mississippi (handcrafted cocktails and selected wines, small plate gourmet food; open 5:00pm-9:00pm) and Little Bar. Concierge. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*. 24-hour front desk. Complimentary parking.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Boutique Hotel in America

Jan 2, 2020 Kgoodenoug Albuquerque, New Mexico

The best little hotel in America with the best restaurant in America Too! Charming and the help is wonderful. I would live there if I could!!! The view of the river is stunning, the surrounding area is lovely and immaculate.
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Dec 23, 2019 curtm873 Jonesboro, Arkansas

My wife and I really liked this place! Excellent breakfast menu included with the price of the room and tons of extra thrown in--eg a glass of wine or bubbly on check-in, night service with chocolate and a desert wine--bottles of water in the room, a library and seating area on each floor, and coffee service at the library. The room was well… Read more
My wife and I really liked this place! Excellent breakfast menu included with the price of the room and tons of extra thrown in--eg a glass of wine or bubbly on check-in, night service with chocolate and a desert wine--bottles of water in the room, a library and seating area on each floor, and coffee service at the library. The room was well appointed, and the location was fabulous for us. Read less
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Dec 16, 2019 rfergus8

Great location, excellent service, and the holiday décor was beautiful for the holidays. The staff was very attentive and the community was very clean around the hotel. We enjoyed the community as well as the hotel.
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Dec 9, 2019 gcbm1993

I have stayed in any hotels across the country and this is definitely one of the best. It was a last minute decision to stay in Memphis. I called the Peabody and the Hampton downtown prior to The River Inn coming to mind. I had never stayed there before so it was not top of mind. It will be top of mind from now on. Everything at this hotel is… Read more
I have stayed in any hotels across the country and this is definitely one of the best. It was a last minute decision to stay in Memphis. I called the Peabody and the Hampton downtown prior to The River Inn coming to mind. I had never stayed there before so it was not top of mind. It will be top of mind from now on. Everything at this hotel is first class. Taylor and Jake were awesome. This will be my go to hotel in Memphis from now on. It even included an upscale breakfast at Paulette's! Read less
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Dec 1, 2019 eelem

Superb service and exceptional accommodations. Easy access to the river, the Bass Pro Pyramid, downtown, Beale Street and the National Civil Rights Museum. Memorable and delicious meal at Paulette's for Thanksgiving. Really enjoyed the bars downstairs and upstairs. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Memphis - highest… Read more
Superb service and exceptional accommodations. Easy access to the river, the Bass Pro Pyramid, downtown, Beale Street and the National Civil Rights Museum. Memorable and delicious meal at Paulette's for Thanksgiving. Really enjoyed the bars downstairs and upstairs. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Memphis - highest recommendation! Read less